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    I just bought a S1 42mm Apple Watch yesterday and the battery seems to be draining extremely quickly. Within 10 hours, it has gone from a full charge to 46%. This is while sitting at my desk at work all day. Is this normal battery use?
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    This is an answer I would love to see as well because I'm not sure of hrs or battery percentage I had left but I felt like my Watch drained kinda fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsnotmeitsyou View Post
    I just bought a S1 42mm Apple Watch yesterday and the battery seems to be draining extremely quickly. Within 10 hours, it has gone from a full charge to 46%. This is while sitting at my desk at work all day. Is this normal battery use?
    No, that is not normal usage in my experience, and I've had my watch for almost a year and a half. After 9 hours today, I'm at 79%, and that's with getting email, text, Slack and sports-related alerts throughout the day. I recommend you go through each setting and make adjustments based on your needs. Also, if you have a good deal of apps installed in your watch, remove the ones you're not going to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Me_D View Post
    No, that is not normal usage in my experience, and I've had my watch for almost a year and a half. After 9 hours today, I'm at 79%, and that's with getting email, text, Slack and sports-related alerts throughout the day. I recommend you go through each setting and make adjustments based on your needs. Also, if you have a good deal of apps installed in your watch, remove the ones you're not going to use.
    That's what I don't understand, I've only downloaded 2 3rd part apps--Google Maps and a calculator. My brightness is also at the minimum. I haven't used my watch for anything today except checking notifications and responding to a few texts.
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    That's what I don't understand, I've only downloaded 2 3rd part apps--Google Maps and a calculator. My brightness is also at the minimum. I haven't used my watch for anything today except checking notifications and responding to a few texts.
    Unless it's struggling to maintain a connection with your iPhone or Wi-Fi or you've downloaded a dedicated Watch app that's constantly phoning home or something, you shouldn't be losing that much battery power in that period of time, in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Me_D View Post
    Unless it's struggling to maintain a connection with your iPhone or Wi-Fi or you've downloaded a dedicated Watch app that's constantly phoning home or something, you shouldn't be losing that much battery power in that period of time, in my opinion.
    Thanks. I'll give it a few charge cycles to see if it improves. If not, I'll have Apple take a look at it.
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    Really interested to hear your results. I have been curious about the series 1's battery life.
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    I just got a Series 1 38mm watch, and I'm pretty happy with the battery life.
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    Do you use it for works outs and notifications throughout the day?
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    Mine drained quite a bit tonight. Not sure how to tell what used the most power
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    The battery life on my Apple Watch 1st Gen running OS3 isn't as great as OS2.x, but it still gets through a day after 45 minutes-60 minutes workout (usually 20% left at around 11:30pm).

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